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Dex and I created this animoto together tonight before he went upstairs to pack and get some sleep for tomorrow's flight out of PDX. When the video was finished processing and rendering we were excited to see it, and we sat here together just beaming over the results.
The last day of his visit was low-key. Michael's inner jaw condition that will require a revisit to the dentist on Monday has worsened and is quite painful. I'm worried. Dex still has that gnawing dry cough in the evening so today he and I went to the store and I loaded him up with more cough meds, and vitamins. And, damn, if my rashes aren't returning at the same time I'm running out of the prescriptions.
In spite of those annoyances we three had a marvelous day, full of hilarity and warmth! Michael played guitar while Dex was on Facebook and email and I busied myself with the animals (who all love Dex and think he is a permanent part of the family now....). We walked to downtown Silverton and enjoyed a huge Thai dinner to add to the rest of our culinary assortment of meals: Filipino, Mexican, Chinese, Pacific Coast seafood, and Japanese dinners.... and good old American-style breakfasts.
We'll share one more meal together -- Friday's breakfast at The Oregon Garden Resort before leaving Silverton for the Portland airport. Since Dex has to be there three hours in advance of his flight, and he will spend those hours separated far from the area where we say goodbye, it is quite likely that we will be back home before his plane takes off.
Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. ~William Shakespeare